NKF appoints Tim Oei as new CEO

NKF appoints Tim Oei as new CEO

National Kidney Foundation's new CEO Tim Oei. (Photo: NKF)

SINGAPORE: The National Kidney Foundation on Wednesday (May 31) announced it has appointed Mr Tim Oei as its new chief executive officer with effect from Sep 4. 

Mr Oei, who is currently the CEO of local non-profit AWWA, was appointed after a five-member committee from NKF's board reviewed more than 50 candidates over a five-month period. The appointment comes after NKF sacked previous CEO Edmund Kwok last November, citing "personal indiscretion" as the reason. 

Former CEO Eunice Tay was to have taken over the reins last December, while the search for a new CEO was carried out. 

"Mr Oei’s vast experience in the voluntary welfare sector will help bring the NKF into a new phase of development, carrying out the Foundation’s mission of serving the needs of kidney patients in Singapore," said chairman Koh Poh Tiong.

"In light of the rising kidney failure incidence, we are committed to ensure that no needy kidney patients will be deprived of dialysis.”

Source: CNA/kk